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David Garrick at 300

Events to mark the 300th anniversary of David Garrick’s birth have been taking place all year. Born in 1717, Garrick burst onto the London stage in 1841 in the role of Richard III. The Museum of London has held an … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in London

With the ending of the RSC’s London season of the two Henry IV plays, performances of Shakespeare’s plays in the capital are currently a little few and far between. Shakespeare’s Globe is taking its winter break, and the new Sam … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, gloves, textiles and trade

Now we’re in the grip of winter most of us don’t venture out for a walk without being muffled up in hats, scarves and gloves. While scarves are fashionable adornments at any time of year, hats and gloves are usually … Continue reading

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Elizabeth 1 and her people

Our fascination with the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods shows no sign of abating.  Lives of the monarch and courtiers have always been recorded but in recent years it’s apparent that there is much evidence for the lives of ordinary citizens … Continue reading

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